Malta: The island of fortifications

Elizabeth W. Schermerhorn writes in her book “Malta of the Knights”, that the history of the fortifications of Valletta is the history of the Order in Malta. In reality, it is the history of the Maltese Islands which is, in obvious ways, a history of fortification. Certainly, few other islands around the world can so…

Trier – Roman heritage in Germanys oldest city

Trier: Germany’s oldest city with lots of Roman ruins and buildings, since it was the Roman stronghold in the north of Germany from around 100 BC to around 400 AD. Named Treuorum by the Celts, that funded the city back in 400 BC, renamed Augusta Treverorum by the Roman conquerors and called Treves by the French, today’s…